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Jazz Around Town: Now that Spring is here...

OK, wishful thinking, but here's your live jazz in and around the ROC for the next seven days.

Thursday, February 2, 2011

  • Jazz & Wine Happy Hour with The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:00 pm
  • Jon Seiger and the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans, Calkins Road in Henrietta, 5:30 pm
  • An Evening of Art and Jazz @ City Hall LInk Gallery & Atrium, 5:30 pm
  • The John Palocy Trio @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Annie Wells with Phil Marshall, Jon Gary, Ken Frank, Rich Thompson, Jenna Wientraub and Stephanie Sacco @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Duo @ Portobello, 1369 Pittsford-Mendon Rd., 7:30 pm
  • Ben Bishop, Jeff Mcleod & John Fatum @ Abbott’s Downtown, 8:00 pm
  • Dave Rivello Ensemble @ Village Rock Cafe, E. Rochester, 9:00 pm

Friday, February 3, 2011

  • Johnny Matt Band @ Wegmans-Eastway, 5:30 pm
  • Bobby DiBaudo Duo @ Bistro 135, 5:00 pm
  • Uptown Groove @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1550 Route 332, Farmington, 6:00 pm
  • Gap Mangione and Friday Night Jazz group @ Temple Beth El, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Santora Trio with Emily Kirchoff @ Michael's Valley Grill, 7:00 pm
  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Pultneyville Grill, 4135 Mill St Williamson, 7:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, 7:30 pm (more info on Penfield's website) (Choice Concert on City)
  • Soul Express @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Mark Cassara @ Bistro 135, 8:00 pm
  • Stringplicity @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 4, 2011

  • Ted Nicolosi & Shared Genes @ Jasmine's Asian Fusion, 6:30 pm
  • Madeline Forster @ Bistro 135, 7:00 pm
  • El Rojo Jazz @ Lemoncello, 7:00 pm
  • Tia Fuller @ 42nd Annual Penfield Jazz Fund Raiser Concerts, Penfield High School, 7:30 pm 
  • Gap Mangione New Blues Band @ Horizons Lounge at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 8:30 pm
  • Sofrito @ Little Theatre Cafe, 8:30 pm
  • East End Jazz Boys @ Havana Moes, 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 5, 2012

  • Bill Slater Solo Piano (Brunch) @ Woodcliff Hotel, call for time
  • Red Carpet Sundays Networking Event (with live jazz) @ Memorial Art Gallery, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Gianovola @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Captain Marvel @ Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Bar, 6:00 pm

Monday, February 6, 2012

  • Gap Mangione Solo Piano Series @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mark Bader @ Bistro 135, 5:30 pm
  • Tony Gianavola @ Beale Street Cafe, 7:00 pm
  • Russell Fielder Trio @ Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  • Chris Potter Guitar Duo @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • White Hots & Tina Albright @ Monroe's Restaurant, 7:00 pm
  • The Westside Jazz Quintet @ Tala Vera Cantina, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

  • El Rojo Jazz @ Bistro 135, 6:00 pm
  • Greg Chako @ Lemoncello, 6:00 pm
  • Robert Chevrier @ Pomodoro Monroe Avenue, 6:30 pm
  • The Wee Trio @ Cox Hall, Roberts Wesleyan College, 6:30 pm (Ron Netsky profile in City)
  • Paradigm Shift @ Pomodoro's Grill & Wine Bar (University Ave.), 7:30 pm
  • Coffee Wachala Duo @ LIttle Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Events in the Future

  • Exodus to Jazz Presents Houston Person Quartet @ Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Saturday, February 11, 8:00 pm (two 1-hour sets)
  • Jimmy Heath Big Band A Jazz Masterpiece: Four Black Immortals: In tribute to Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. Composed by Ernie Wilkins with narration by Camille Yarbrough and performed with 16 Strings and the A.R.C. Choir @ Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Friday, February 17th, 8:00 pm (more info at Facebook Event or Ticketmaster.com) added image
  • Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series presents Enrico Rava Tribe @ Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Sunday, February 26, 3:00 pm
  • Exodus to Jazz presents 480East @ Water Street Music Hall, Thursday, March 8th, 8:00 pm (new date and venue)
  • Jazz90.1 Presents Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Greece Olympia High School, Saturday, March 10th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (tickets go on sale February 6th)
  • Cornell Concert Series presents The Bad Plus @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, Friday March 30, 8:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester.The aim is to give you a one stop place to find all your jazz in Rochester. Only start times are listed, visit or call the venue for more details (the sites for many are in the right panel). Please forgive any discrepancies with reality and feel free to let me know what the problem is, and I'll get the corrections up on the site as soon as possible (click on the "Contact Us" button above). If you go out to hear a performance listed here, feel free to drop a comment to this post to let us know how it went. I want to hear from you!

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.

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